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The Manhattan Tree

20.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.8"D

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Nathan Holly

NEW FRANKEN, WI

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: thought provoking, blue, brown, surrealism, landscape, clouds, nature, nuclear, tree

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 20"W x 20"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2016

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"1945. The worlds first atomic bomb is tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico and a tree struggles to survive the affects of the blast and bombardment of radiation. The world enters the nuclear age."

This painting is not framed but the sides of the canvas are painted so a frame is not required. It can simply be hung on the wall as is with a small trim nail. It is coated with a gloss finish varnish. This painting was completed on February 25, 2016.

You know those little sketches that people create mindlessly during boring meetings? I paint those. Just like you see kittens in clouds or Elvis in a potato chip, I see images in my doodles. It's called pareidolia (that's your word of the day). I find it quite interesting how a random collection of lines can turn into a petrified cowboy, ie. Eternal Sunset. So I tend to work on the abstract and surreal spectrum of painting since doodles are rarely realistic. Like pretty much every artist ever, I've had a passion for art ever since I can remember. But rather than go to art school I became a mechanical engineer since it promised a much more stable economic future. And it did just that while at the same time allowing me to pursue painting. In between paintings I spend my time reading art books and blogs, watching Youtube videos, and watching reruns of Bob Ross to grow my artistic talents.

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